The UNH Institute on Disability
Workforce Issues in a Changing Society is the focus of a Continuing Legislative Educational Series in may
By Julie Moser
April 28, 2003
DURHAM, N.H. -- More than 100 state representatives and senators are expected to attend the third session of an educational series for the N.H. State Legislature in May entitled Workforce Issues in a Changing Society, sponsored by the Real Choice Advisory Council, in collaboration with Rep. Peter Batula and Sen. Jane O'Hearn.
The Real Choice System Change Project is a collaborative effort between New Hampshire's Department of Health and Human Services, Granite State Independent Living, the Institute of Health, Law and Ethics at Pierce Law Center and the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire.
Robyn Stone, executive director of the Institute for the Future of Aging Services in Washington, D.C., will present the third session for legislators only on May 13, 2003, in Concord. A presentation for state department and community agency staff will be held on May 12, 2003. Stone is a noted researcher and leading international authority on aging and long-term care policy.
For information about the May series contact Susan Fox, Real Choice Project Director, at (603) 228-2084 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 120 New Hampshire state representatives and senators attended the March session to hear Dr. David Braddock from the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities at the University of Colorado talk about financing community-based long-term care. This topic was of particular interest, considering the current conversation in the Legislature centered on the state budget.
While Dr. Braddock commended the state on its progressive service system, particularly for persons with developmental disabilities, the data he presented did not paint a positive picture for the future of these services. His data indicate that:
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